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Interested in photography but not quite ready for a Full Photographer Membership? AOP Open Membership is for you.  

This new membership category is for those looking to participate and compete in the photographic world at a professional level, but who are not quiet ready for a Full Photographer Membership, or those simply interested in professional photography. 

Apply now to join us to become part of, or even reconnect to, the industry you are passionate about and belong in.



The Open Membership is available to Photographers who feel they are not yet ready to become full AOP Photographer members, those at the pinnacle of their career and anyone with an interest in professional photography.

Benefits of becoming an AOP Open Member:

  • Access to the AOP's Applestore with up to 8% discounts (UK residents only)
  • Member only Industry Discounts
  • Exclusive "Introductory Offer" Open/ Assisting Photographer Membership Insurance Policy 

    * policy with Chubb Insurance (This introductory offer is ONLY £110.00 (£100.00 + £10 tax) - Reduced from £247.50 That's a saving of £137.50); Equipment £7,500 (cover in respect of loss, damage or destruction of photographic equipment) UK only (Including 45 days overseas free of charge);  Public liability £1,000,000; Employers liability £10,000,000

  • Weekly member-only e-newsletter
  • Free buy/sell advertisements on the AOP's website
  • Special how to guides & industry information links
  • Workshop and Events (access to discounted & free events)
  • AOP Usage Calculator
  • Business Templates Forms
  • Discounts on AOP's publications including Beyond the Lens and AOP Awards books
  • Eligibility to enter the AOP Open Award (discounted entry)


  • £82.50 p/a - plus VAT

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